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Mental Health Social Care Manager

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Newmarket Hospital, Newmarket
Salary details:
£38,944 - £48,417
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
24 March 2019 11:30 PM
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Mental Health, Adults and Memory Assessment and Older People, Adult and Community Services.

We are looking for you to join us, as a motivated, professional and experienced social worker to support our Mental Health transformation in Suffolk.

Mental Health service provision in Suffolk is currently going through substantial transformation and we would like you to join us in our improvement journey. We have a new Mental Health strategy that has been co-produced with partners and service users and an unwavering commitment to improve services for the better.

Partnership working is strong, and there is an appetite to build on our strengths and move the service towards innovative and reflective practice. Staff will be supported through a reinvigorated Section 75 agreement, and a network of partnership support. There will opportunities to develop a reflective and learning culture, where best practice is celebrated through an academy approach, working with Principal Social Work colleagues and the local university. In all cases, there will be a full package of induction, support and development that will be tailored to meet your needs.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to lead a well-established team, and to play a key role in the development and delivery of the specialist service area.

You will have a genuine commitment to collaborative working with partners across the system, and be passionate about finding and embracing new and innovative ways of working to deliver better outcomes for the people of Suffolk.

You will benefit from an opportunity to achieve your own development goals in-line with the operational requirements of the post. Working alongside your colleagues, you will manage demand and contribute to the effective leadership of mental health services, supporting the management team in delivering a culture where Mental Health is understood and valued at all levels.

You may be required to travel frequently in rural areas, so you must hold a full driving licence and have access to personal transport.

A relevant social work qualification and HCPC registration is essential, along with continued professional development.

For an informal discussion, please call Vanessa Price on 07827 823818.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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